Welcome to the 2019 / 2020 Season
Welcome to another season of speed skating. Thank you for your patience while we have worked to get online registration set up.
Please read this posting carefully as it includes important information and changes for the season ahead.
Fees have increased to account for increases in arena ice fees as well as the cost of online registration. The fee increases have not been even across all groups as we have also tried to make fees more proportional to the time each group spends on the ice. The Masters short track fee has also increased to account for the addition of Monday night ice time.
Online registration is now available. Payment can be made online with a credit card. If you prefer to pay by cheque, etransfer or by installments, please log into your family account online to update each family member's contact information and then contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange payment.
The following links take you to instructions from Speedskating Canada for registration and include the link to register:
How to Register Online with a Family Account
How to Register Online with a Member Account
Most club members were set up as family accounts by our registrar last year. To access your account go to the family account login option and click the 'forgot password' link and enter the email at which you receive speed skating emails. You will then receive an email to reset your password. If that doesn't work, contact email@example.com for help. The site is not mobile-friendly.
The system will not allow you to pay for all family members at once. Unfortunately you will need to check out and pay for each person separately. We are told that will be fixed for next year. PLEASE remember that ALL parents need to be registered in the parent/volunteer category so that they are covered by BCSSA insurance while putting mats on the ice.
We are not using the online system to collect confidential medical information. If a skater has a medical condition that we should know about, please notify the registrar and it will be passed on confidentially to the skater's coach.
Fundraising and Volunteer Levies:
There will NOT be a fundraising levy this year. There will still be fundraising opportunities as fundraising is key to us being able to update the club selection of rental skates.
Instead we will have a volunteer levy. The club is currently run by a very small group of volunteers and this is not sustainable. Each family will be asked for a post-dated cheque for $100 which will be returned at the end of the season if the family has contributed at least 10 hours of volunteer time during the season. Putting out or putting away mats for regular practice will not count towards the 10 hours for the volunteer levy.
Returning skaters will register on Thursday September 19th at Kin 1. Families with children in the FUNdamentals group are asked to come at 6:30pm. Novice, Advanced and Masters skaters should come at 7:30 pm.
New skaters will register on Thursday September 26th at 6:30pm at Kin 1.
If you have registered online you will need to bring two post-dated cheques. One for the skate damage deposit and one for the volunteer levy. You will then proceed to pick up skates.
If you have trouble with online registration there will be board members present at registration night to help you complete your registration.
Longtrack skate rental will be available later in the season and billed separately.
Learn to Skate:
The ten session Learn to Skate program will again be offered for both children and adults. The cost is $150 for children and $175 for adults. The cost includes skate and safety equipment rental but does not include a helmet. This program is only available to skaters who have not previously been registered in a Speed Skating Canada program.
If you have questions about any of this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Prince George Blizzard Speed Skating Club
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